The Show Goes On

In memory

A couple of days ago, my step-dad died after a short battle with cancer. A chest infection was the primary cause of death but if it hadn’t been for the cancer, he may have recovered from the chest infection. Maybe not, we’ll never know.

40 years ago, my dad also died of cancer. At the moment, I can’t put into words the emotions I have at the moment but they are mainly sadness for my mum, who has now lost two husbands to the same cursed disease.

This morning, I woke with this song in my head.

“still without you, the show goes on”

What’s the long face, what’s all the crying for 
Didn’t you expect it when you opened your door 

To the man with the long coat and the long list of victims 

Everybody watching knows he’s the one keeping score 

from where she sits, everyone stands in judgement 
People watching as the curtain falls down 
See the lights do a long slow fade… 

The show goes on, and the sad-eyed sisters go walking on 
Everyone watching all along 
The show goes on, as the autumn’s coming 
And the summer’s all gone 
Still without you, the show goes on 

Some say she’s alright, some say she’ll never learn 
Some rush into things, some stand and wait their turn 
I’ve been here all along standing here all this time 
But you never noticed, just let the same tired flames burn 
from where she sits, everyone stands in judgement 
People watching as the curtain falls down 
See the lights do a long slow fade 

The show goes on, and the sad-eyed sisters go walking on 
Everyone watching all along 
The show goes on, as the autumn’s coming 
And the summer’s all gone 
Still without you, the show goes on 

Time is passing,slowly passing you by 
You better try to find it before it passes you by 
As I watch you walking to another cold dawn 
And you keep on walking 
And they keep on talking 
Talking all along 

from where she sits, everyone stands in judgement 
People watching as the curtain falls down 
See the lights do a long slow fade 
The show goes on, and the sad-eyed sisters go walking on 
Everyone watching all along 
The show goes on, as the autumn’s coming 
And the summer’s all gone 
Still without you, the show goes on

The Show Goes On by Bruce Hornsby & The Range © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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